Hon Kim Hames MB BS JP MLA

Hon Kim Hames MB BS JP MLA

Former Minister for Health; Tourism

    Midland hospital treats more than 40,000 patients

    9/03/2016 3:00 PM
    • New Midland hospital meets high level of patient demand
    • Activity set to increase with the Critical Care Unit operating at full capacity 

    More than 40,000 patients have been treated by St John of God Midland Public Hospital since it opened its doors to the public on November 24, 2015.


    Health Minister Kim Hames said the $360.2 million hospital was meeting a high level of patient demand, with more than 17,500 people presenting and receiving medical care at the emergency department.


    "The St John of God Midland Public Hospital is meeting the growing demand for high-quality services in the growing eastern metropolitan region and is ramping up to full operations from next month," Dr Hames said.


    "Intensive care physicians are now servicing the 12-bed Critical Care Unit, enabling the hospital to undertake additional higher acuity and complex clinical services than previously available in the area."


    The Minister said since opening, more than 355 babies had been born at the hospital which also conducted about 2,527 surgical procedures.


    Services provided at the new Midland hospital include emergency, paediatrics, coronary care, cancer care, aged care, rehabilitation, general surgery, sub-specialty surgery, general medicine, gynaecology, maternity, orthopaedics, mental health, stroke care and outpatient clinics.


    "The hospital has also received great feedback about the chemotherapy unit, which is a service that was not previously available locally," Dr Hames said.


    "I am very pleased the St John of God Midland Public Hospital has achieved such good results in its first quarter.  It is on track to manage an anticipated 60,000 emergency presentations, 102,000 outpatients and 29,000 inpatients in its first full year."


    The hospital is part of the Bigger Picture - Health $7 billion hospital building and refurbishment program.  It is jointly funded by State and Australian governments and operated by St John of God Health Care under a public private partnership.


    Fact File

    • The 307-bed St John of God Midland Public Hospital opened on November 24, 2015
    • Construction of the hospital started in 2012 and was completed on time and on budget in June 2015
    • For more information, visit http://getthebiggerpicture.health.wa.gov.au  

    Minister's office - 6552 5300